Windows 10: USB storage drives

Discus and support USB storage drives in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, All of a sudden when I plug in an external HDD or a thumb drive, it does not register either on USB 2 or 3. They are all sizes ranging from 16GB... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Graham Laughlan, Dec 4, 2018.

  1. USB storage drives


    All of a sudden when I plug in an external HDD or a thumb drive, it does not register either on USB 2 or 3. They are all sizes ranging from 16GB to 2TB.

    Can anybody help please?

    Graham Laughlan, Dec 4, 2018
  2. Lazzer408 Win User

    help. USB drive isn't assigned a drive letter.

    Any usb flash drive I plug into my computer isn't assigned a drive letter. The physical drive shows in the "safely remove hardware" but it doesnt show up in disk management. I have tried to populate the volume thru the safely remove hardware properties window and it does pop up in the list but it doesn't stay there. This isn't a format or assign a letter problem. It's more complicated then that. Maybe one of the services needed for usb drive management was disabled? Suggestions needed. btw external usb harddrives work fine.
    Lazzer408, Dec 4, 2018
  3. Arun B J Win User
    Windows 10 Home will not boot or restart with USB Storage Spaces pool drives attached

    Hi George,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    • Did you make any changes in BIOS?

    • Are you getting any error message?
    I suggest you to update Storage controller drivers and check if it helps.

    Steps 1:

    • Press Windows key + X.

    • Select Device manager.

    • Expand Storage controller.

    • Right click on the driver and Update the drivers.

    Steps 2: Windows 10 has a built-in troubleshooter to check and fix issues with hardware and devices. I would suggest you to run this troubleshooter to check if the issue
    is with device. Refer these steps:

    • Press Windows key +X, select Control panel.

    • Change the view by option on the top right to Large icons.

    • Click on troubleshooting and click on the view all option on the left panel.

    • Run the Hardware and devices troubleshooter.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help
    Arun B J, Dec 4, 2018
  4. Ma. Lau Win User

    USB storage drives

    how to change "USB attached SCSI mass storage device" to "USB mass storage device"


    We would like to know the additional information to better assist you with USB mass storage concern. Kindly answer the following questions below:

    • Do yo have an updated Windows 10 on your computer?
    • What are the troubleshooting steps you've done so far after your media player stopped recognizing the portable drive?
    • Do you have the updated USB driver on the current operating system that you are using?
    We are looking forward to your response.

    Ma. Lau, Dec 4, 2018

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